This is a difficult testimonial for me to write as my journey with Kavitha has been deeply personal and life altering. To convey what she has done for me, means sharing some deep-seated insecurities and truths that were hard to confront.
Despite being recognized as a successful person all my life among peers and at the workplace, I suffered from a sense of low self-worth and a lack of deservability. It was mostly at the subconscious level and no one, least of all me, would have even guessed this was the case. It however manifested itself in many self-destructive forms -obscene weight gain and body shame issues, imbalance in significant relationships leading to disharmony and disappointment, with me feeling I needed to give all the time, resentment in work situations when unable to deal with situations that involved conflict or confrontation. Without even knowing it myself, I wasn’t a happy person and certainly falling far short of my real potential.
It took a lot of work and several sessions with Kavitha to identify the source of dissatisfaction. She explored relentlessly and drove me to explore within, providing a safe, compassionate environment, which at the same time was tough and unrelenting. Her complete belief in me and in the best that I could be inspired the trust to open up and face my vulnerabilities. Through our journey together, my perceived self-worth improved significantly and I can see and feel the tangible life enhancement that has come with it.
I have lost 25 kilos, feeling attractive and confident after 25 years of hiding under baggy clothes and trying to be invisible. My relationships feel happier. I don’t feel the need to seek validation. I have also learnt to be less intrusive, especially with my children, giving them space-making us a lot closer. I am much more effective at work, open up and express what I want and have learnt to gracefully give in and let go when required. As a result I have had several breakthroughs with clients and internal teams. I am pushing myself harder as the fear of failing bothers me less.
Kavitha’s uniqueness lies in her willingness to commit completely, the paradoxical mix of empathy and toughness she brings to every assignment, her deep spirituality matched by an almost uncanny breadth of knowledge of theories and the latest research in her field. She genuinely wants for you what you want and will not stop until you get there. She sees potential in you that decades of inertia have buried and works with you to bring it to the fore.
And finally, there is the humour and her beautiful presence that lifts you, your day and makes the world a beautiful place.